What would it take for you to abuse others or your loved ones? Here’s a tried and true recipe: get enticed by a sympathetic authority figure who justifies the abuse by invoking supernatural or mystical powers.
Today’s exercise: Try to tell the difference between this incident and religious superstition.
Within weeks of the meeting, Linda Clappison started locking her son and daughter, then aged 10 and six, in their rooms and assaulting them.
She fed them only sandwiches and took the light bulbs, toys and all mattresses and bedding from their rooms, leaving them needing hospital treatment for frostbite. Clappison, 46, of Keyingham Marsh, East Yorkshire, was found guilty of two child cruelty charges at Hull Crown Court last month.
Full article at The Telegraph.
Superstition is religion is superstition.